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Best of the Week: 'Argo' Arrives, Interviews with Arkin and August, Oscar Talk, 'Zero Dark Thirty' & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood October 12, 2012 at 4:39PM

This week on TOH!, we give you a new installment of Oscar Talk, we interviewed Alan Arkin on his role in "Argo" and screenwriter John August on industry frustration and "Frankenweenie," we considered the conspicuously silent "Zero Dark Thirty" and much more!
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Gandolfini in Zero Dark Thirty
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This week on TOH!, we give you a new installment of Oscar Talk, we interviewed Alan Arkin on his role in "Argo" and screenwriter John August on industry frustration and "Frankenweenie," we considered the conspicuously silent "Zero Dark Thirty" and much more!

Interviews:

Alan Arkin Takes Affleck's "Argo" Seriously: "It's not a spoof, satire, or parody" (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Immersed in Movies: Screenwriter John August Talks Burton's "Frankenweenie," "Big Fish" Musical and Industry Frustration

Awards:

Oscar Talk: Supporting Actor, "Not Fade Away," Biopics and Small Contenders

Features:

Hollywood is in Turnaround

How David Chase Got All That Music For "Not Fade Away"

Actor Beware As Fassbender Joins Malick's Music Scene Romance; Cutting Room Victims Speak Out

Reviews:

Weekend Preview: Afflecks' Crowd-Pleasing "Argo," A Breath of Fresh in the "Middle of Nowhere"

Now and Then: "Decoding Deepak," or What the Bleep Does He Know?

News:

"Mary Poppins" Origin Story "Saving Mr. Banks," Shooting with Hanks as Disney, Joins Backstage Hollywood Trend

FIRST LOOK: "Les Miserables" Poster Roundup: Hathaway, Seyfried, Jackman and Crowe

In the Works: Scott's "Blade Runner" Sequel "happening," Affleck Returns to Lehane to "Live by Night"

In the Works: Jodie Foster Set to Wrangle "Money Monster"

Video:

Hitchcock Interviewed by Cavett, from Childhood Trauma and "The Lodger," to "Psycho," "The Birds" and Beyond

WATCH: New Trailer on Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty"; Gandolfini Plays Panetta Against Chastain, Edgerton

Obits:

RIP PR Pioneer Lois Smith: Tributes from Kingsley, Siegel, O'Donnell

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.